As God’s people, we are called to be expectant of His return. We are urged to have hope for today and eternity.
How does Our Gracious Father continue to remind us this life is temporary, that all our days are numbered by Him?
Minds alert and fully sober because JESUS IS COMING …
Shall we sleep?
Shall we slack in praying?
Shall we go to bed angry at our spouse, or anyone for that matter?
We shall sleep, as soundly as possible, for we need to be strong to proclaim and testify to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat -for He grants sleep to those He loves (Psalm 127:2).
We shall pray like there is no tomorrow, staying alert on our watchtower.
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes (Isaiah 52:8).
We shall not go to bed angry. We shall also love like there is no tomorrow, for we do not know our last day marked in the Book of Life. We do not know when those we love will lose their breath.
In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry (Ephesians 4:26).
Our hearts, Lord, clean them for Your purposes. Prepare us as vessels for Your Kingdom come.
Let us pause a moment and remember Our Creator.
He made Adam and Eve in His own image. He made us, you and me and every human being on this earth.
God set Revival on the horizon:
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground (Genesis 1:28).
In the book of John, Jesus tells us,
“This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples” (John 15:8).
Revival is work. It is not merely gathering people. I trust most of us could throw a party for roughly 100 people without trying too hard.
Revival means praying with others in unity for God to send workers for it is His will to bring every knee to bow:
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Revival means teaching people about Revival.
Revival means surrendering your comfort and your own ideas, remembering there are lost people in our midst, there are people who will be damned to hell if left to their own devices.
Being fruitful requires being open to Holy Spirit’s leading and guiding you to reach, teach, love, forgive, walking alongside other children God created, whether they are your own children or someone else’s, whether that is the elderly neighbor or the clerk at the bank.
Revival is all God, the harvest is all His.
Let us a remember it is a privilege to serve Him, to be included in His saving of souls, to be called to mentor someone new to the faith.
At the same time, we are commissioned to multiply by God at Creation and by Jesus before His ascension.
Can you hear the hallelujahs on the horizon? The heavenly celebration when one sinner repents.
Unlike us, God does not sleep.
Unlike us, God knows each heart broken and hardened.
Unlike us, Jesus is the only name who saves.
Yet, Our Creator set eternity on every heart, that we may grow ever-stretching toward an everlasting relationship with Him.
God did not leave us to fend for ourselves. He sent His Son Jesus.
Nor shall we leave others to fend for themselves, to go to hell without proper teaching, loving and warning.
God says multiply My Kingdom.
How will you respond?
Revival is here! God is popping up all around PA and other parts of the U.S.
For those who have prayed for revival, keep praying!
For those who don’t sense an urgency about end times, I recommend diving into Scripture about end times descriptions and warnings.
If you need prayer for any reason, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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